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What Twitter must do to save itself

<b>It's been another tough day for Twitter as its quarterly earnings report, once again, sends its stock price spiralling downwards.</b><p>The social network is struggling on several fronts. In New York, Wall Street investors and analysts are perpetually unimpressed.<p>And online, social media users are …

Social Media

Using Big Words Doesn’t Always Make You Sound Smarter

You might think that using big, fancy words will make you sound smart, but it can actually have the complete opposite effect.<p>It’s good to emphasize …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Research

Appeals Court Backs Google in Copyright Lawsuit Over Book Scanning

A federal appeals court in New York on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by an authors’ group that accused Google Inc. of copyright infringement over its digital copying project.

Judiciary

Make Thai Sticky Rice Using a Colander and a Pot

Thai sticky rice (also known as sweet rice or glutinous rice) is a delightfully interactive grain that can be shaped into little balls and scoops …

Dell's $67 billion EMC deal will transform it into an enterprise giant

Just as rivals like Hewlett-Packard are getting smaller<p>Dell has announced that it plans to buy data storage company EMC for $67 billion. The deal will be the largest ever in the history of the tech industry, reports <i>The Financial Times</i>, with EMC agreeing to a sale price worth roughly $33.15 a share. …

IT

What people are saying about the huge Dell-EMC deal

Dell set off a whirlwind of chatter Monday by announcing plans to acquire technology giant EMC (EMC) for roughly $67 billion. Analysts, techies, and …

Dell to use VMware to help pay for EMC deal: sources

(Reuters) - Dell Inc is planning to use equity in cloud software company VMware Inc (VMW.N) to help pay for its acquisition of EMC Corp EMC.N in a deal valuing the data storage company at more than $55 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>A company logo of Dell is seen on the cover …

IT

Everything you need to know about California's new Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Gov.<p>Jerry Brownsigned the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act on Friday in what the American Civil Liberties Union described as a “landmark victory” for digital privacy.<p>Here’s a quick primer on what it’s about and how it might affect you.<p><b>1. What is the Electronic Communications Privacy</b> …

Privacy

How to Organize Your Photos in Lightroom

The Lightroom Catalog is a database containing all the relevant information that Lightroom needs about your photos in order to process your images …

Tutorials

Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.<p>A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, sun and moon …

Astronomy

Washington bar gives free shots for every Kirk Cousins interception

Annnnd, drink!<p>During Thursday night's Washington-Giants game, most fans in DC were obviously cheering for the home team. Except for a a few fans, who had smarter other ideas thanks to local bar.<p>Now that's marketing. Sure, that's pretty risky business when you consider Cousins' habit for throwing …

Kirk Cousins

The Difference Between a Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, and Law In Science

Words like “fact,” “theory,” and “law,” get thrown around a lot. When it comes to science, however, they mean something very specific; and knowing …

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

Tutorials

Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google — and publishers are collateral damage

But what's really driving this sudden upsurge?<p>Nilay Patel at The Verge makes a compelling argument that it's really part of the ongoing war between Apple and Google.<p>Google makes nearly all of its money from advertising on the web. So Google has a compelling interest in having lots of interesting …

Digital Advertising

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

These 5 Apps Will Help You Finally Organize Your Money

Organizing your personal finances is the first step toward solid budgeting and savings habits. Fortunately, there are plenty of free apps that can …

Personal Finance

How to Stack Your Images in Lightroom to Clean up the Mess

If you're like me, you are bringing home all kinds of exposure series, panorama sources photos and macro images that you want to combine using focus …

Tutorials

Video shows Star Wars Prequels “rhyme” with original trilogy

A video showing the intense visual similarities between the original Star Wars trilogy and each successive prequel has been released. This video was …

U.S. judge dismisses challenge of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law

Challengers of Arizona's landmark immigration law failed to show that police would enforce the statute differently for Latinos than they would for people of other ethnicities, a judge said in a ruling that dismissed the last of seven challenges to the law.<p>The ruling could signal the end of the case …

Immigration

How to Treat Noisy Images in Lightroom

Fighting noise in your images is one of the most common task during post-processing. But it's also a very challenging thing to do because with every …

Tutorials

Why those working-age men who left the U.S. job market aren't coming back

Millions of workers who dropped out of the job market during the last economic slump were supposed to jump back in once things turned around. But more than six years after the Great Recession ended, the missing millions are increasingly looking like they're gone for good.<p>The nation's labor …

VMware was surprised to find out that its biggest rival, Cisco, owned 5% of its company

In one corner, VMware had its huge customer conference, VMworld, where over 23,000 people descended on San Francisco. One thing they heard: how VMware plans to unseat Cisco as king of the network industry.<p>In the other corner, Cisco had its huge Global Sales Experience expo in Las Vegas where it …

Virtualization

VMware vows holy grail for cloud

On Monday, VMware showed off technology that it says will move working computing jobs between private and public clouds provided all the clouds …

Is 'face-ism' spoiling your life?

Your face can be your fortune or your downfall - and it's not just a question of beauty. Others may be unconsciously judging your features in ways you don't realise, says David Robson.<p>Imagine you grew up with a non-identical twin. You have the same upbringing, the same IQ, the same education, the …

Psychology

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

Quick Tip: Head Swap in Under 2 Minutes

Lets set up the scene. You have a 55 member family shoot. You loose count the ratio of kids to adults but all you know is that the kids out number …

Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus

If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be …

Digital Photography

Why Frame Rate Matters

We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It's just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, …